Memoir on first fourteen years of life as incarcerated by her parents in Ireland. Escaped through help by Salvation Army to live in Australia now runs a successful blog helping other Complex PTSD suffers cope with trauma associated systoms. Advocate for those coping with the Mental Health System. Professor of Sociology.
Short Story Shakedown reviews the best short stories ever written, and celebrates the writers who wrote them. Writers reviewed in the past include J.D. Salinger, Miranda July, Jhumpa Lahiri, Lorrie Moore, Tobias Wolff, Franz Kafka, Richard Brautigan and Peter Carey. If you love short stories and great writing, Short Story Shakedown is your must stop blog for all things short, sharp and enduring.
Gabrielle Bryden is an Australian writer and poet living in a small village on the shores of Hervey Bay, Queensland. She is also an autism advocate and mother of a child with high functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome. Her blog includes poetry, stories, photography, and articles on autism spectrum disorder.
A collection of my creative writing pieces that I have been writing over the last few years. Blog posts include pieces that have been submitted into university creative writing classes, as well as some newer works. Works can be classified as creative non-fiction and fiction, poetry and stories. There are many diferent topics that are covered but most stem from personal experiences or thoughts: hence the title of my blog page "Daydreams, Nightmares and Realities".
Susanne Gervay is an award winning writer published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, with her story included in ���Fear Factor Terror Incognito��� with Sir Salman Rushdie, David Malouf, Thomas Keneally published by Picador India and Australia.Her children���s and young adult novels are recognized for their relevance to social justice and include I Am Jack, a rite-of-passage book on school bullying; Butterflies recognised as Outstanding Youth Literature on Disability; The Cave, exposing youth male culture awarded the Society of Women Writers Biennial Book Award. Susanne���s books are endorsed by organizations including Room to Read, bringing literacy to the children of developing countries, the Children���s Hospital (Westmead) Sydney, Life Education Australia, The Alannah & Madeline Foundation. Her young adult novel, set against the background of youth music is a unique combination of text and music where lyrics, songs, film are integrated into story. That���s Why I Wrote This Song is a collaboration with her song writer-singer daughter Tory, who wrote the music that drives the book.I Am Jack has been adapted into a play by the award winning MONKEYBAA Theatre and is being performed in major theatres in Australia and internationally ��� www.monkeybaa.com.auI Am Jack is tanslated and published in Vietnam, South Korea, Indonesia, USA and Australia with proposals in South America, India and other countries.She���s on the board of the NSW Writers Centre holding the youth portfolio, Chair of The Sydney Children���s Writers & Illustrators Network at The Hughenden, co-head of Society of Children���s Book Writers & Illustrators Australia & New Zealand, has been awarded The Lady Cutler Award for Distinguished Services to Children���s Literature and Professional Achievement Award for Literature from University of Technology Sydney. www.sgervay.com ; www.sgervay.com/blogFor the video cliips check out Susanne���s youtube channel:- www.youtube.com/user/sgervay
Hi! I'm Helen Ross, an Australian freelance writer (local magazines), poet, and children's author. I live in Brisbane with my humorous husband and our beloved pets. I blog and write articles about writing related issues - the good, the bad, the ugly, and the crazy, and am very passionate about promoting authors who independently publish great books. There is so much Australian talent waiting to be 'discovered'. To find out more about my children's books please visit my website at: http://www.misshelenbooks.com My other blogs include:http://10yellowbananas.wordpress.com(cyber launch)http://helenrossnanowrimodiary.wordpress.comhttp://misshelenspoetrycorner.wordpress.com
ABK Publications presents informative up-to-date blogs details on all aspects of pet and aviary bird keeping. They also publish a great range of glossy colourful bird books covering numerous species eg Cockatiels, Finches, Eclectus, Indian Ringnecks, Macaws, and more. ABK also produces a fantastic colour magazine called Australian BirdKeeper which has articles on finches, pet bird behaviour, bird vet stuff.
Leanne Davidson is the children's author of the popular 'Quizzical' series, as well as Alby and the Cat. She also wrote the text to A Classic Christmas Treasury: Carols and Stories. Blog with her about books, or anything to do with writing!
Write It Sideways is for you if you aspire to be a novelist, a freelancer, a blogger, an editor, a teacher or a student. You might write fiction or non-fiction, books or articles, for print or online. Maybe you write in public and maybe you write in private.Whatever you write, however you write, you want to write better. As an accredited and experienced teacher, I can help you achieve better writing by: * teaching you new skills * helping you define your goals * showing you how to increase productivity * encouraging your unique voice * preparing you for publicationPlus, I���ll try really hard not to be boring when I do it.
I blog about writing, teaching writing and books. My blog is aimed at writers and readers who are interested in fiction and how it is written. I offer tips and personal experiences about being a published writer and teacher of writing.